Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
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Hi I'm Dr. Phil
Can I ask your first name?
Hello, yes my name is Jane
nice to meet you
is he healthy otherwise?
yes he is, exercises and eats healthily
how long has he had this?
the glands came up a fortnight ago, but the itchiness just in the last few days
it could be allergies or viral
But I agree it needs checked out
it's strange as I have had the exact same symptoms on and off for the past 3-4 weeks
that is weird
but the itchiness has not been on my body
a friend of mine had similar at the same time and we hadn't seen each other, which makes me think it's viral
yes it could be for sure
that is a good thought
he is very worried and thought he may have lymphoma after reading the syptoms on the web
i doubt it
would be other issues like night sweats, fatigue, etc
he does feel ill but has felt very tired and I was exactly like that!
yes could be viral
but has only felt tired for the past couple of days
with glandular fever is there usually a rash?
sounds like it can wait a bit
not always but yes
yes am here
any more questions for me?
I think it can wait
sorry not sure what you mean, that he should wait to see if it goes?
it can wait to see a doctor
ok, is there anything he should take for the itchiness as he says it's pretty bad
try claritin orally
and hydrocortisone topically
ok that's great I will tell him, thanks very much for the advice
Did I do good work for you today?
yes thanks it is reassuring to speak to someone!
would you mind rating me positive before leaving?
and good luck to your son!
of course, thank you.
welcome and thank you :)